Hometown Health Launches Face-to-Face Medication Therapy Management Program

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OutcomesMTM™ Program to Leverage Local Pharmacist-member Relationships to Improve Health Outcomes

A strong relationship with a local pharmacist can make a big impact on how well a member manages both medications and overall wellness.

Nevada-based Hometown Health has announced it will partner with OutcomesMTM to deliver face-to-face Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services for members of the plan's Senior Care Plus program in 2014. Members will be eligible for MTM services from specially-trained local pharmacists to help them achieve safe and effective results from their medications.

"As a locally-owned company, we were drawn to the personal touch offered by community pharmacists in OutcomesMTM's Personal Pharmacist™ network," said Matt Ladich, Director of Government Programs for Senior Care Plus. "A strong relationship with a local pharmacist can make a big impact on how well a member manages both medications and overall wellness."

As part of the program, eligible Senior Care Plus members will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a participating pharmacist for a Comprehensive Medication Review (CMR). After discussing the member's complete medication regimen, the pharmacist will work with both the member and prescriber to address any medication-related concerns. In follow up to the appointment, the member will receive a Personal Medication List and Medication Action Plan outlining the key discussion points.

Through its Connect™ Platform, OutcomesMTM supplies participating pharmacies with alerts and information concerning patients' medication use patterns as well as guidance on working with patients and doctors to close key therapy gaps. Hometown Health joins more than 40 U.S. health plans utilizing OutcomesMTM's unified platform to engage its members via a network of more than 90,000 specially-trained local pharmacists.

Pharmacists who are interested in participating with Hometown Health or any other OutcomesMTM program should call (877) 237-0050 or visit outcomesmtm.com.

About Hometown Health
Established in 1988, Hometown Health is the insurance division of Renown Health and is northern Nevada's largest and only locally-owned, not-for-profit insurance company providing wide-ranging medical coverage and great customer service to members.

About OutcomesMTM
OutcomesMTM™ leverages local relationships among pharmacists, patients and prescribers to advance the Face-to-Face Difference® in Medication Therapy Management (MTM). OutcomesMTM connects Medicare, Medicaid, commercial health plans, employers and other healthcare payors with a national network of 90,000 local chain, independent, consultant and health-system pharmacy providers.

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